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Fretheim, Delores Yvonne (Qualley) 1929 - 2021


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/16/2021 at 11:52:51

Delores Fretheim, age 91, of Ridgeway, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Delores Yvonne Fretheim was born on June 19, 1929 in Ridgeway, Iowa to Carl and Josephine (Hopperstad) Qualley. Delores graduated from Cresco High School with the class of 1947. After high school, Delores attended beauty school, later opening her own salon in Ridgeway.

Delores (Anderson-Qualley) married Stanley on February 15, 1954 in Ridgeway, IA. They were married for 66 years. Together, they raised 5 children and farmed in Ridgeway Township for many years. Delores helped Stanley by working on the farm, and later retired after working at Deco for 19 years.

Delores was a woman of many talents. She spent many hours quilting, crocheting, basket weaving, and making the best lefse around. She loved cooking and baking for her family and canning every year. Saturday mornings were always spent dancing in the kitchen and listening to polka on the radio. Delores was also known to have a green thumb; always having a way of blooming the most beautiful African violets. Friends and family would say that Delores was a kind and loving person. She will be missed by all.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; first husband, Oren Anderson; parents, Carl and Josephine; two brothers, Kenny and Lester; daughter Betsy Scheer; son Jeffrey Fretheim; and grandchild Melinda Fretheim.

Delores is survived by her children: Mark Anderson (Marie) of Oronoco, MN; Julie Fretheim of Eagan, MN; Michael Fretheim (Darla) of Burnsville, MN; Lori Kriener (Gary) of Cresco, IA; 10 grandchildren: Amalia Anderson (Doug Banyai) of Laurium, MI; Christa Anderson (Jason Ko) of Vallejo, CA; Elynn Horn (Tyler) of Rochester, MN; Jesse Scheer (Emily) of Shellsburg, IA; Cody Scheer (Amy) of Independence, IA; Emma and Erin Fretheim of Burnsville, MN; Mitchell Kriener (Savana) of Cresco, IA; Olivia Kriener (Beau Freeborn) of Cedar Rapids, IA; 7 great-grandchildren: Linzie Sebastian and Ben Swift; Ingrid and Lars Anderson Ko; Ezra, Rowan, and Maddison Scheer; and Elleana Kriener.

Private Family services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway, with burial at the Madison Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Ridgeway.

Source: Lindstrom Funeral Home database

Madison Lutheran Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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